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    United Methodists of Upper New YorkLiving the Gospel. Being God's Love.

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    New BSA Relationship Agreement Information

    June 14, 2022 / By UNY Communications

    The United Methodist Church and Boy Scouts of America (BSA) have mutually developed and agreed to a new relationship agreement govern the relationship between local UMC congregations and BSA troops and packs. 

    To help orient congregational scouting leaders, an information webinar will be held this Thursday, June 16 at 7:30 p.m. If you are unable to attend this meeting, a video link and FAQ will be made available following the meeting. Local BSA Council leadership is also being oriented to the new agreement and they will be receiving the same information you will receive.

    The webinar will be 75 minutes and will cover the following:

    1.      The new relationship agreement. Every participant that registers will receive the new relationship agreement prior to the meeting by email.

    2.      The legal protections for congregations in the new relationship agreement.

    3.      The insurance purchased by BSA for congregations that enter into the relationship statement.

    4.      How the new relationship agreement will be rolled out to congregations with scout troops. 

    5.      Questions and answers.


    Please register for the meeting by clicking the link below.  It is very important that you register so you will get the logon information: 


    If the link does not work, please cut and paste this address into the browser.

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the and a copy of a frequently asked questions and link to the video recording.

    If you need help, please contact Steven Scheid at or (615) 620-7261.


    With more than 100,000 members, United Methodists of Upper New York comprises of more than 675 local churches and New Faith Communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our vision is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."